Pousada Recreio Da Praia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... the main port. Our best discovery however was the next day. The best beach apparently is Lopes Mendes, a two and a half hour hike through the forest and across the island. We sent off after breakfast and the hike up through the forest in the heat was hard work, but a beautiful walk at the same time. We did get worried at one point though, we could hear an animal making quite a loud ...
... and the wind was low, however the water was freezing! Thankfully there was a river leading into the ocean, with a big pool with warm water :-) After spending too much time in the sun we decided to check out the old prison of Rios Dios. The village had a real eery feel about it as everything was shut down as a result of the prison being closed in 1994. Everything was overgrown and only a few people remained in the village. The prison was blown up and all that was ...
... has an almost stereotypical California surfing dude air/style about him. There were another three guys on the boat but they didn't speak English. As the capacity is 20+ it meant we had plenty of space. The guide gave us some island history as we tore around to the otherside of the island; it was initially used as a holding place for immigrants to check they didn't have cholera or yellow fever. In the early 20th century it was a prison which was finally decommisioned in 1992 ...
... best in the world and despite the wind, its definitely the best beach I've ever been to! The waves are the kind on those surf shows (that are often on in the background of bars and stuff) and the sand was like super fine flour. Its also 2 km long with ************e on it!
After the speed boat back (which was at sunset...amazing...) we all stayed in the hostel and played cards on the beach-side balcony because there was an all you can eat BBQ at the ...
... the bus for an hour and a half and headed towards the port for the ferry to the island. We stopped at a service station to get a quick lunch one the way; we could have been anywhere in the world - a shell petrol station with ruffles, Pringles, Nestlé, coca cola and sprite!!!!! Our ferry to the island was pretty quick, but I was sat right next to one of the engines, which kept cutting out! The ...